Saudi Arabia is experiencing a high growth in passenger demand on both domestic and regional routes. To cover this demand Saudi Arabian Airlines has ordered 20 Airbus A330-300 Regional and 30 Airbus A320ceo aircrafts to add to their existing Airbus fleet of 12 A330-300’s and 50 A320 Family aircrafts.
Saudi Arabian Airlines will be the launch operator for the new single-aisle widebody A330-300 Regional which is made for short- and mediumhaul flights. Airbus’s solution for markets with large populations and concentrated air traffic flows.
The A330 features a unique combination of unbeatable economics and fuel efficiency.
The A330-300 Regional is optimized to seat up to 400 passengers on missions up to 3,000 nm and offers significant cost savings through a reduced operational weight of around 200 tonnes. The reduction in fuel burn per seat and maintenance costs will result in an overall cost reduction by up to 26% compared with the today’s long-range A330-300. In addition, the A330 Regional benefits from the latest A350 XWB and A380 technologies.